Chediak-Higashi syndrome

noun

Che·​diak-Hi·​ga·​shi syndrome shād-ˌyäk-hē-ˌgäsh-ē- How to pronounce Chediak-Higashi syndrome (audio)
: a genetic disorder inherited as an autosomal recessive and characterized by partial albinism, abnormal granules in the white blood cells, and marked susceptibility to bacterial infections

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“Chediak-Higashi syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chediak-Higashi%20syndrome. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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